Ever since Kim Cattrall spilled the news to Mel B on The Paul O'Grady Show earlier this month, we have been keeping our ears to the ground for any updates on the rumoured film sequel to Sex and the City. At first, Sarah Jessica Parker was hesitant to confirm reports, responding with: "I'm thrilled to know Kim is excited but all the deals are not yet done." Well now it seems as though the project has been given the green light, with SJP telling Access Hollywood that filming will begin next summer.

"I think shooting next summer is a realistic timetable. That's when we'd start shooting to be out in 2010. But that means we need to figure this out in the next couple of months," she said. As for those potential story rumours that Carrie could become a mum in the follow-up film, SJP also reveals the answer to that. Click on to hear what she said...

Adding to that, SJP told the news programme: "We've had very general conversations about the idea. That's the big hurdle: the idea. The studio is very enthusiastic, which is lovely and seductive. We're at the place where [writer/director] Michael [Patrick King] has a wealth of stories so now it's, 'We think we have this story and how do we put this together and are we completely sure that it's the right thing to do?""

So is motherhood on the cards for Carrie this time?

"[Motherhood] doesn't seem as if that's going to be a choice she'll make. It feels a little bit manipulative to toss that into the mix because she seems so pointed in a different direction," she told MTV exclusively.

And what about those other rumours that a major character is going to kick the bucket in the sequel? Yikes!